James Neil McNaughton

Died: Fri., Jun. 18, 2010

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Mr. James Neil McNaughton, 68, Marco Island, Florida and Balsam Lake, Wisconsin passed away in his home in Balsam Lake on Friday, June 18, 2010 with his loving family at his side.

James was born on December 8, 1941 to Reginald and Delores McNaughton and was raised in New Brighton, MN.  He graduated from High School in New Brighton in 1959 and then enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country for several years in the Navy Submarine Service.   After serving in the United States Navy, he returned to the Twin Cities where he raised his two children with his wife Carol.  Jim worked in the Tool and Die Industry for many years, starting as a Punch Operator and earning his way to Vice President of Thomas Engineering. 

In 1985, James married Carmen Brookshaw and the couple resided in the Minnetonka area.  In 1987 they moved to Santa Barbara, California where they started Interplex Stamping Inc.  They retired in 1993 but remained residing on the west coast and also residing at their lake home in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin.  In 2001 the couple made their home on Marco Island, Florida and they also continued to enjoy their home in Balsam Lake during their retirement.

James loved spending time with his family and friends, golfing, fishing and boating on Balsam Lake.  He was a member of the Marco Lutheran Church where he was the Board Chair of the Marco Lutheran Foundation, Chair Person of the Hideway Beach Golf Committee and a member of the N.R.A. as well as many other activities and services.

James leaves to celebrate his memory, his wife, Carmen Brookshaw of Marco Island, Florida, son, Patrick McNaughton and his wife Lisa, Plymouth, MN, daughter, Jamie McNaughton and her husband Greg Erickson, River Falls, WI, stepson, Jeff Brookshaw and his wife Judy of River Falls, WI, stepdaughter, Brenda Weber and her husband Jeffery, stepson, Daniel Brookshaw (Lisa Taylor) of Ellsworth, WI, grandchildren, Jackie, Jasen, Jacob, Lindsey, Kayla, Erin, Angie, Logan, Hunter, Grady, Mara, great grandchildren, Conner, Halley, Landen, Lyla, nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving family and friends.  James was preceded in death by his parents, Delores and Reginald, sisters, Jan, Marge and Sharon.

Funeral Services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Balsam Lake, WI on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 11:00 A.M.  Pastor Diane Norstad and Pastor Kevin Koenig will officiate the service.  Music will be provided by special friends of the family.

The family will greet visitors at the Kolstad Family Funeral Home in Centuria on Monday from 5 P.M. - 7 P.M. and again at the church on Tuesday from 10 A.M. until the time of service. 

James will be laid to rest at the Poplar Hills Cemetery in Rock Elm, Wisconsin.  Casket Bearers will be Bob Carlson, Dick Johnson, Chuck Torrence, Jere C. Briggs, Bob Rasmussen and Chuck McBrayer.

James will be dearly missed by his family and friends!

Memorials preferred to Faith Lutheran Church, Balsam Lake, WI, Marco Island Lutheran Church, Marco Island, Florida and the American Cancer Society.

The Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Centuria has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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Angie (Brookshaw) Christoffer
Grandpa Jim ~ So many wonderful days we have spent on the lake. You never got tired of dragging us around on a tube behind the boat, giving rides on the jet skis, (teaching us how to drive them) and wowing us every year with the best firework show anyone could put on! Thank you so much for all the wonderful gifts you have given us over the years, whether you new knew you were doing it or not. I will never forget your genuine smile, wonderfully kind eyes, and the always present tooth pick in your mouth.
Love Forever! Ang

Dan and Stephanie McKinnon
Carmen, Jamie and Patrick, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father and want you to know our prayers are with you and your families.

Uncle Jim, I wish we could have spent more time together than just Christmas holidays. You always had a special place in my heart and was so proud to call you my uncle.

Uncle Jim we will miss you!

Judy (Nelsen) Herrick
I was a classmate of Jim's. I have many happy memories. He will be missed.

Buddy Bronstien
The few times that I met Jim I could tell he was a great guy. He even helped me fix the brakes on my car & gave me some great golf tips.
My heart goes out to you & your families.
Please let me know if I can help you in any way.

Bob Carlson
Very saddened by the loss of my good friend and mentor, Jim.
He is missed a ton already. We had so much fun golfing, playing cribbage and just talking business, and life. His smile was exceptional and always there. I am sure he has had a few birdies by now and the angels are asking"WOW, this guy is good"
All the best to Carmen and the entire family. We will be friends forever. Bob Carlson

Joan Janssen
Dear Carmen,
Jay and I were so sad to learn of Jim's passing.He will be missed by all who knew him. You and your family are in our thoughts during this most difficult time.
Joan Janssen

Dianne Lebahn
Your family is in our prayers during this difficult time.
All our love,
Dianne (Karras)& Greg Lebahn

Kay Camplese
Dear Carman: Don and I were very saddened to read about Jim's passing. He was a very special man; always smiling that wonderful smile when he saw you. We will miss him at Hideaway. He will always be part of our wonderful memories we have of living in paradise. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Kay and Don Camplese

Sandy Lund
Jim was the most kind and gentle man. He was a friend to all and always had a smile for everyone. He will be greatly missed.

Beth McKinnon-Meissner
Uncle Jim,

I will truly miss your smile and cheer on Christmas Eve - just as much as the emails. From the words of inspiration to the down right funny Maxine cartoons, they somehow came at the times I needed them most!

Jamie, Patrick, Carmen, and each of your families, my deepest sympathies and many hugs go out to you during this difficult time.

Tim Aberwald
I first met Jim in 1973 when he hired me to work at Thomas Engineering Company. Jim was a mentor and I learned so much from Jim during the years I worked with him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

Ruth (Berg) Book
I worked with, and for, Jim for about 10 years at Thomas Engineering. Carmen, I still remember my wonderful time I spent with you and Jim in Santa Barbara and my memorable round of golf with Jim at Sandpiper. Jim was so full of life, I was shocked and sadened to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathy and may God bless Jim's memory.

Daniel Morris, MD
I think of Jim often; life can be so unfair. Jim was kind, patient, humble and friendly. Jime was warm, modest, and caring. I see from the death notice that his Pastor from Florida went to the funeral which is a testament to the love people had for Jim here in Florida and probably every place Jim resided.

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